Symbol of rooms: They were a mental and physical prison for her from which he couldn’t escape.
Born: 15 November 1869 Bloomsbury, London
Died: 24 March 1928 ( she was 58 years old )
English poet, whose work spans the eras of Victorian poetry and modernism
Her father died living the family with plenty of debts, two of her siblings suffered of mental illness and three others died in early childhood
Her poem variate, some are passionate discussions of faith and the possibility of belief in god, other are postmodernist, other in dramatic monologues.
Read about the writer.
1. Make notes about her life and about what may have influenced her writings. Why is it said that the life of the writer was a tragedy?
She was an english poet, whose work spans the eras of Victorian poetry and modernism. Her father died living the family with plenty of debts, two of her siblings suffered of mental. Her private life was a tragedy since her sister and she were left alone, without anyone. This is why they say her life was a tragedy.
2. Read the poem: how are “rooms” described?
Each room was different. All of them represented a moment of her life, something she passed through. The different sickness of her siblings or memories of her father. When she remembers the rooms she feels different emotions. Some of this rooms are Paris and Geneva, other in which she was sick, and others of trips.
3) “The poem offers us a poignant account of loss as qualified through the depiction of abandoned rooms. Rooms are the physical means to which relationships are developed and consecrated. It entails intimacy and love, as well as abandon and death. It shelters individuals, as well as couples, from the harshness of the natural elements outside, providing them with a private and cosy space. There is also a sense of shifting dependence as the couples travel from room to room, leaving their trails behind and simultaneously having images of the abandoned rooms imprinted upon their memories.”
Account for this with quotation from the poem
“Though every morning we seem to wake and might just as well seem to sleep again”
Referring to the room they died, it talks about the intimacy, passion and love there is in there.
4. The poem begins “I remember”. What does this tell you about the voice? And the tone?
The poem begins “I remember” and it shows that the voice of the poem is nostalgic, many emotions and feelings mixed because she visits her rooms.
5. What is the theme in your opinion? What is the tone?
In my opinion i believe that some of the themes present in this poem are love, many types and how they affect us.